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The four girls who were denied entryvia Lin Mei / Twitter

London club allegedly says girl is ‘too dark’ and ‘too fat’

DSTRKT is caught up in a race row because of a discriminatory door policy

In some depressingly backwards news, London nightclub DSTRKT – a favourite of Drake, Rihanna and Jay Z – has found itself in the centre of a race row after reportedly denying entry to a group of girls because they were “too fat” and “too dark”. 

The story has been causing a storm on social media after actress and presenter Zalika Miller said that she and her group were turned away for not being of the right “calibre”.

“Prior to us actually getting to the club, the (promoter) wanted pictures of the girls that my friend was going to bring,” she told The Voice“He basically said, if she was going to bring black girls then they’ve got to be of 'a certain calibre'. She sent him pictures of me and another girl that was coming and I guess he gave his approval.”

However, the girls claim that when they arrived at the club, the doorman disappeared to check them out on a video monitor and discuss once again whether they were good enough for entry. They were then declined and told it was at full capacity – despite the fact that other women were being freely allowed in after them.


“The promoter went to the door girl and asked why she wasn’t letting us in and she just said, ‘I don’t think they’re good looking enough’”, Miller added. She also claimed that one of the club's promotors said it was because they were “too dark” and “overweight”.

The girls have picked up support on Twitter since the incident – even starting up a #doilookdistrkt hashtag and engaging in a peaceful protest outside the club last night. Despite this, a spokesperson for DSTRKT has yet to make a statement.